Butler Group’s very own FLIR Thermography expert, David Doyle featured on the programme Eco Eye, Tuesday 17th January 2012, as part of Duncan Stewart’s Energy Expert team. If you missed the show you can see it here http://www.rte.ie/player/#!v=1131423

The Energy Expert Team where assessing energy waste in a home in Wicklow using thermal imaging (FLIR i5 thermal imaging camera) and identifying areas around the house where there was poor insulation and heat loss.   The home owner found that despite having the central heating on constantly during the day, they were not experiencing any level of comfort and facing exorbitant annual heating costs.  

With energy prices doubling in Ireland over the last three years - Air Tightness and Thermal Imaging testing are important quality control measures when building or renovating a house. Heat losses in buildings can account for up to 50% of the total energy consumption and comes from air leakage through chimneys, attics, wall vents and badly sealed windows/doors..

Improved Energy Efficiency

To identify areas of energy waste infrared imaging has quickly become a valued tool in identifying problems related to energy loss, missing insulation, inefficient HVAC systems, radiant heating, water damage on roofs, and much more. A thermal imaging camera identifies patterns of heat loss that are invisible to the naked eye. Thermal imaging will quickly indicate the air leaks within a property and measurement data are easily compiled into a report.

Professional home inspectors and energy auditors are using leading-edge infrared technology from FLIR to perform energy auditing of homes and buildings to improve energy efficiency, thus leading to savings on energy costs.

FLIR i-Series cameras provide high-quality thermographic images and temperature data to help find wasteful energy loss, locate moisture damage, detect mechanical wear, check energised equipment, justify repairs, and minimise energy costs for home owners. 

If you would like more information on FLIR Building Cameras and to talk to Daivd Doyle please contact the Butler Group on +353 1 6292620.